The Fortress; An Historical Tale of the Fifteenth Century, from Records of the Channel Islands Volume 2

The Fortress; An Historical Tale of the Fifteenth Century, from Records of the Channel Islands Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...sure they were but a dozen T' " Spirit of my murdered sire!" suddenly ejaculated la Blanche, wildly clasping her hands," save him! Mount for thy life, St. Ouen, they are on thee!" The knight looked down the path to which she pointed, and there beheld several armed Frenchmen, riding furiously towards him. " Fly, fly," still shrieked la Blanche. " Fly! Nay by my troth that will I not! There be but seven of them!" and as Sir Phillip spoke he drew his dagger, and placed himself against a tree, with a determination to await their attack. "Fly, I command thee, rash mortal! On thy life hangs that of hundreds, thy uncased arm is no match for twelve inveterate foes!" "Ah, there is reason in what thou sayest!" and whilst he spoke, he vaulted into the saddle, for Rolla, with ready instinct, was the first aware of the approach of horsemen, which he announced with a. loud neigh, and by galloping up to his master's side. " And what is to become of thee and you varlet '9" asked the knight, half wavering in his purpose. "I need the aid of no man, nor shall thy varlet! " "As ye will," aid Sir Phillip, with his usual calmness, fixing himself in his saddle and glancing behind him, --" Ventre saint gris!-au plus '17 write mon Rolla.--These few words sufliced. Cft' darted the noble steed, and the imperturbable knight, waving his velvet cap in the air, shouted--" King Edward!--King Edward!" " De Breze!--de Breze! "--was responded by voices so near behind, thata less stout heart would have quailed, but Sir Phillip only waved his cap anew, and shouted more triumphantly. " King Edward!...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678149X
  • 9781236781499